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, if there's any special flavor here, virginia depends on defense to a greater degree in than any other state except for alaska. we are second in per-capita defense expenditures. there's a special flavor on federal spending, because governmental employment is so important, not just in northern virginia, which borders on d.c., but also in hampton roads, the hampton roads area off virginia beach and the surrounding localities. host: what are the demographics of the state of virginia? guest: as with most larger population states, there are many states in one. you have northern virginia, which is about a third of the state's population, now produces 30% of the vote, if not more. that has a low-debate. that particular population is national and international in scope. it is the highest income region. it has the people with the highest educational levels in the state on average. it tends to be the most democratic region. if you go down to and tidewater, roads, that is a heavy defense industry area. it is both white-collar and blue-collar, also has a large african-american population. and it also ha
in that capacity and he is one of the few republicans who looks at the defense budget and can make a strong case for ways to cut spending on defense. he is intriguing to a lot of voters as a result. about this race for a second. guest: ed is one of the hardest working people if not the hardest in the coming negation. joe coors has put in $3 million into his own race and he is from the coors beer family. he has made a point of saying that he built his own fortune in the manufacturing business. they are also competing in a newly we don. -- a newly redrawn district. it includes points west of the city of denver. all accounts are that the congressman has a fight on his hands but he is up to the task. this is the third congressional district, southern colorado and what we call the western slopes, west of the continental divide. that has incumbent tipton and sal pace. pace is also from the state house of representatives. that's another to keep an eye on. host: next caller, jan from louisville, tenn. caller: no one ever mentions ever mentionsbenghazi. -- about benghazi. i have not read any newspaper ar
and foremost, our military readiness. but for an area that relies heavily on the defense industry, it would be devastating. >> what were the dates from key come house, senate and governor's races online any time and throughout the day saturday on c-span, starting at 10:00 a.m. eastern. >> just a few minutes ago, i called by president bush and congratulated him on his victory. and i know i speak for all of you and for all of the american people when i say, he will be our president and we will work with them. this nation faces major challenges ahead and we must work together. >> i have just received a telephone call from gov. dukakis. [applause] and i want you to know, it was most gracious. his call was personal. it was genuinely friendly. and it was and the great tradition of american politics. [applause] >> of this weekend on c-span 3 and american history tv, 20 years of presidential victory and concession speeches, but sunday at 7:00 p.m. eastern and pacific. >> "washington journal" continues. host: we have been highlighting key battleground states as part of a series and the countdown to
have some defense contractors as well. security is always a big issue. for example, my parents were both world war ii vetrans. you find a lot of veterans in new hampshire. the important thing is to look at the record in comparison to record. president obama has a great record on national security and taking down the leadership of al qaeda, our enemies. people came into our country and killed 2000 of our citizens. at the same time, look at mitt romney in what he is proposing is trillions of dollars in defense spending that the military is not even asking for. he is looking at the old way of conducting military affairs. he is still talking about the ways the navy operated in 1917, as opposed to the security threats that face us today in the country in 2012, and what is the most effective way of protecting our people and our country in 2012. look at the rhetoric, as opposed to the record. if you look of the record, you will support president obama. host: kathy sullivan with the democratic national committee, thank you for your time. we will continue our conversation about the state of
the federal government has a law in place called the defensive marriage act which basically means that same sex marriage cls ducted in the six states and the district of columbia that have marriage, for example, let's say that a couple gets married in massachusetts and god forbid one of those partner dies. the federal government has a law in place that does not recognize that legal marriage. so for the purposes of things like social security survivor benefits or internment in federal cemeteries or a whole number of laws having to do with tament tax treatment and things like that. that couple in the eyes of the federal government is not recognized as having been legally married. as you can appreciate in the case of death or some kind of family turmoil, that often has led to the emotional and financial devastation to that family. so for federal law purposes at least, the word marriage and the institution of marriage is incredibly important. but really it goes much deeper than that. it's really wanting to be treated as equal citizens under the law. host: our next call comes from illinois. sue,
team here and the various agencies in charge including the didn't of the defense and energy that are going to need to respond quickly. we've had a chance to talk to the regional officials of fema as well and i've talked to the governors of the potentially impacted states as well as the cities in the region. at this stage, everybody is confident that the staging process, the position of equipment that are going to be needed to respond to the storm are in place. but as craig has imp sized this hasn't hit land fall yet so we don't know where it's going to hit or where we're going to see the biggest impacts. and that's why it's so important for us to respond big and fast as local information starts coming in. i want to thank all the members of the team for the outstanding work that they're doing. but the other thing that makes this storm unique is we anticipate it's going to be slow moving. that means it may take a long time not only to clear but to get, for example, the power companies to get in to clear trees and put things back in place so that folks can start moving back hom
, and the secretary of defense sit and watch what happened in real time and not send aid to those people, if everybody understood that is what happened. then they went out and made up a story that it was some unruly mob when it was clearly a planned attack by al qaeda. guest: i think there are a lot of problems with that. there were not watching in real time. i don't want to get into the specifics of the actual and got the attack or anything around it. however, i think there's something important to be done. the full story will be reported. there will be investigations both by the house of representatives and by the state department. republicans to control the house of representatives, by the way. we look forward to those things coming out. whether or not expect a robust surprise, and pretty sure it's not, i'm pretty sure most voters are not paying attention to it and are not taking a close look at it. we will see how it all plays out. -- i am pretty sure it is not the october surprise. host: there's the "washington times" -- guest: this is the nebraska senate seat and senator ben nelson is retiring.
come from national defense. day.ry 20 is a inauguratioinaun mid february, the treasury department estimates another raise in the current $16.40 trillion debt limit will be needed requiring a vote in congress. march 27, the current funding for the federal government runs out threatening a shutdown. the next call on who is best to reach across the aisle comes from providence, rhode island, where john is a democrat. caller: unfortunately, my party as much as they have been talking about the republicans, my party has been more and more taken over by the extremist fringe. you have to look at their resume to see what they have done in the past. mitt romney had to work with the other side. obama really sold us out in the last four years. host: some tweets we have been getting on this question include -- yesterday in new jersey, the president spoke about gov. christie. >> obviously, this is a federal, state, and local effort. the first thing i want to do is think everybody who has been involved and the entire rescue and recovery process. at the top of my list i have to say gov. christie t
about the military needs to be reminded about the cut in defense spending that will happen on january 1st. it's a very expensive one. host: do you have concerns about the fiscal cliff? caller: is scarce the daylights out of me. host: president obama said in the last debate he does not think it's going to happen. caller: they're trying to whitewash it. it's a really thin layer. host: a.j. spiker, your response. guest: the fiscal cliff is not only the biggest threat to the united states from an economic standpoint, a social values standpoint, but also the biggest threat from a global perspective. if this country gets in a position, we are already in a place where the democratic president led us to over $16 trillion in debt. that happened during the democratic amassed a convention. this cliff israel. interest rates the up and it will become a situation where the united states is either unable to pay its obligations or we will be forced to raise taxes on the american people. i do not think there's anyone out there who thinks the american people can afford to have their taxes raised. it's a
on the defense industry, it would be devastating. >> watched more key debates on line, any time, and throughout the day saturday on c-span, starting at 10:00 a.m. eastern. >> it is just a few minutes ago, i called president bush and congratulated him on his victory. and i know i speak for all of you and all of the american people when i say that he will be our president and he will work -- and we will work with him. we must work together. >> i just received a telephone call from gov. dukakis. [applause] and i want you to know, he was most gracious, his call was personal, it was genuinely friendly. and it was in the great tradition of american politics. [applause] >> of this weekend on c-span 3 american history tv, 20 years of presidential victory and concession speeches. what sunday at 7:00 p.m. eastern and pacific. >> "washington journal" continues. host: as we reported earlier, october's job numbers were released this morning. to help interpret what they mean for the election and the economy, we turn to "wall street journal" economics correspondent, sudeep reddy. we saw the numbers. 7.9% unem
%, better than expected. housing recovery and defense orders also fueled the third quarter. host: back to the phones. rebecca is calling us from cincinnati this morning. she's on our line for republicans. she's optimistic. go ahead, rebecca. caller: yes. the season will grow due to the fact that i heard over a month ago that wal-mart for christmas would be training in october 50,000 people, 40,000 for kohl's, and all the other stores take into consideration. this is just a temporary 2%. my problem is this. this president had nothing -- i don't care about race, color, or creed, believe me, and he has -- he's a charmer. that's how he got in the first time. he's trying it the second time. he had three years. why didn't he do things? he didn't. he was living things up and entertaining and everything. and he went to a food bank to buy a $520 pair of sneakers. come on now. all i want is people, when they go to vote who have jobs, please, before you look, stop and think of the people who do not pay jobs, who are hurting. they're losing their homes. they have children. it's sad. host: we're go
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